Acupuncture is a primary source of treatment, which involves inserting very fine disposable needles into the skin at specific points called acupoints, which are points on the body where the energy of the body or Qi is most concentrated. According to Chinese Medicine theory, the energy or Qi flowing through the body does so through specific channels called meridians. Illness may occur when there is blockage to this flow of Qi or energy through the meridians. The aim of acupuncture is to restore, stimulate and unblock the flow of Qi within these meridians in order to restore harmony within the body.
Most patients experience a tingling sensation or heaviness around the needle- point, leaving them feeling relaxed as the body starts to heal itself. The improved energy flow and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture promotes both physical and emotional well- being.